The Varsity Scholar Bowl team competed at Wentzville on Saturday, January 5th. They finished twelfth out of eighteen teams, winning two of their nine games.
Mr. Jared Pruessner, Scholar Bowl coach, was asked about how he felt the team did during their meet in Wentzville. He replied, “During pool play in the morning, I was fairly happy with how we did. We won two of our five games, with wins over Hermann B and Jackson, but even in our losses during the morning rounds, I felt like we played well. Orchard Farm and Francis Howell North are consistently some of the top teams we face, and we still managed to put up quite a few points against them. Based on how we did in the morning, we were placed in the Consolation bracket and played other teams with similar records in the afternoon. Going into those afternoon games, I thought we should have been decently competitive based on how we did in the morning. Unfortunately, we ended up losing those four in the afternoon and were just not quick enough on the buzzer. There were quite a few things we missed that I thought we should have known, and with losses to Owensville and Hermann, we're going to have to work harder if we want to place in the conference tournament in March.”
Mr. Pruessner continued, “The students on the team are always a great group to work with. Each player definitely had some good moments throughout the day. Travis Schroeder had a really good game scoring 65 points against Hermann B. Martin Lewis and Cece Malone had 50 and 40 points, respectively, in our win over Jackson. We just need to score like that in every game, and will have to work at that if we're going to be competitive for conference or districts.”
Martin Lewis thought the meet went “pretty well.” He continued, “I felt as if I was more focused at this meet than previous ones.”
Cecelia Malone commented on a memorable moment from the meet, “I didn't necessarily enjoy this moment, but I pronounced ‘Viscosity’ as ‘Vicosity,’ and everyone found it hilarious.”
Good luck to the Scholar Bowl team with the rest of their meets this season.